‘120 BPM’ Leads France’s Cesar Awards Nominations

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France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences on Wednesday morning unveiled the nominees for this year’s Cesar Awards – the country’s equivalent to the Oscars – during a breakfast press conference at the famed Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.   Cannes Grand Prize winner 120 BPM led the nominations with 13, including best film, best director and best original screenplay nods for creator Robin Campillo.

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Albert Dupontel’s post-World War I epic See You Up There followed with 12 nominations.

 

Mathieu Amalric’s Barbara, which won a special prize in the Un Certain Regard sidebar in Cannes as well as the Louis Delluc prize in December, had 8 nominations. Critics’ Week entry Bloody Milk also took 8 nominations. Julia Ducornau’s Raw, also a Critics’ Week selection but in 2016, had 6 nominations.

 

Penelope Cruz will receive the honorary Cesar award, and Vanessa Paradis will symbolically open the ceremony. In the past, that honor has gone to the ceremonial president, but the position seems to have been scrapped after the uproar over Roman Polanski’s invitation and subsequent withdrawal last year.

 

This year’s ceremony will be held on March 2 at Paris’ Salle Pleyel.

 

Below is the full list of nominees:

BEST FILM BPM, dir: Robin Campillo Au revoir là-haut, dir: Albert Dupontel Barbara, dir: Mathieu Amalric Le Brio, dir: Yvan Attal Patients, dirs: Grand Corps Malade, Mehdi Idir Petit Paysan, dir: Hubert Charuel Le Sens De La Fête, dirs: Eric Tolédano, Olivier Nakache

BEST DIRECTOR Robin Campillo, BPM Albert Dupontel, Au revoir Là-Haut Mathieu Amalric, Barbara Julia Ducournau, Grave Hubert Charuel, Petit Paysan Michel Hazanavicius, Le Redoutable Eric Tolédano & Olivier Nakache, Le Sens De La Fête

BEST ACTRESS Juliette Binoche, Un Beau Soleil Intérieur Jeanne Balibar, Barbara Emmanuelle Devos, Numéro Une Marina Foïs, L’Atelier Charlotte Gainsbourg, La Promesse De L’Aube Karine Viard, Jalouse Doria Tillier, Monsieur Et Madame Adelman

BEST ACTOR Swan Arlaud, Petit Paysan Daniel Auteuil, Le Brio Jean-Pierre Bacri, Le Sens De La Fête Guillaume Canet, Rock’n Roll Albert Dupontel, Au Revoir Là-Haut Louis Garrel, Le Redoutable Reda Kateb, Django

BEST NEWCOMER (FEMALE) Iris Bry, Les Gardiennes Laetitia Dosch, Jeune Femme Eye Haïdara, Le Sens De La Fête Camélia Jordana, Le Brio Garance Marillier, Grave

BEST NEWCOMER (MALE) Benjamin Lavernhe, Le Sens De La Fête Finnegan Oldfield, Marvin Ou La Belle Education Pablo Pauly, Patients Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM Arnaud Valois, BPM

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Niels Arestrup, Au Revoir Là-Haut Laurent Lafitte, Au Revoir Là-Haut Gilles Lellouche, Le Sens De La Fête Vincent Macaigne, Le Sens De La Fête Antoine Reinartz, BPM

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Isabelle Pannetier, BPM Mimi Lempicka, Au Revoir Là-Haut Pascaline Chavanne, Barbara Anaïs Romand, Les Gardiennes Catherine Bouchard, La Promesse De L’Aube

BEST SET DECORATION Emmanuelle Duplay, BPM Pierre Quefféléan, Au Revoir Là-Haut Laurent Baude, Barbara Pierre Renson, La Promesse De L’Aube Christian Marti, Le Redoubtable

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Le Future Sera Chauve, dir: Paul Cabon I Want Pluto To Be A Planet Again, dirs: Marie Amachoukeli, Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka Le Jardin De Minuit, dir: Benoît Chieux Pépé Le Morse, dir: Lucrèce Andreae

BEST ANIMATED FILM Le Grand Méchant Renard Et Autres Contes, dirs: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert Sahara, dir: Pierre Coré Zombillénium, dirs: Arthur De Pins, Alexis Ducord

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Jeanne Lapoirie, BPM Vincent Mathias, Au Revoir Là-Haut Christophe Beaucarne, Barbara Caroline Champetier, Les Gardiennes Guillaume Schiffman, Le Redoubtable

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Albert Dupontel, Pierre Lemaitre, Au Revoir Là-Haut Xavier Beauvois, Drédérique Moreau, Marie-Julie Maille, Les Gardiennes Grand Corps Malade, Fadette Drouard, Patients Eric Barbier, Marie Eynard, La Promesse De L’Aube Michel Hazanavicius, Le Redoubtable

BEST EDITING Robin Campillo, BPM Christophe Pinel, Au Revoir Là-Haut Francois Gedigier, Barbara Julie Lena, Lilian Corbeille, Grégoire Pontecaille, Petit Paysan Dorian Rigal Ansous, Le Sens De La Fête

BEST SOUND Julien Sicart, Valérie De Loof, Jean-Pierre Laforce, BPM Jean Minodo, Gurwal Coïc-Gallas, Cyril Holtz, Damien Lazzerini, Au Revoir Là-Haut Olivier Mauvezin, Nicolas Moreau, Stéphane Thiébaut, Barbara Mathieu Descamps, Séverin Favriau, Stéphane Thiébaut, Grave Pascal Armant, Sélim Azzazi, Jean-Paul Hurier, Le Sens De La Fété

BEST SHORT FILM Les Bigorneaux Le Bleu Blanc Rouge De Mes Cheveux Debout Kinshasa! Marlon Les Misérables

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laure Calamy, Ava Anaïs Demoustier, La Villa Sara Giraudeau, Petit Paysan Adèle Haenel, BPM Mélanie Thierry, Au Revoir Là-Haut

BEST DEBUT FEATURE Grave, dir: Julia Ducournau Jeune Femme, dir: Léonor Serraille Monsieur & Madame Adelman, dir: Nicolas Bedos Patients, dirs: Grand Corps Malade, Mehdi Idir Petit Paysan, dir: Hubert Charuel

BEST DOCUMENTARY 12 Days, dir: Raymond Depardon A Voix Haute – La Force De La Parole, dirs, Stéphane De Freitas, Ladj Ly Carré 35, dir: Eric Caravaca I Am Not Your Negro, dir: Raoul Peck Visages Villages, dirs: Agnès Varda, JR

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Arnaud Reotini, BPM Christophe Julien, Au Revoir Là-Haut Jim Williams, Grave MYD, Petit Paysan Mathieu Chedid, Visages Villages

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Robin Campillo, BPM Mathieu Amalric, Philippe Di Folco, Barbara Julia Ducournau, Grave Claude Le Pape, Hubert Charuel, Petit Paysan Eric Tolédano, Olivier Nakache, Le Sens De La Fête

BEST FOREIGN FILM Le Caire Confidentiel, dir: Tarik Saleh Dunkirk, dir: Christopher Nolan L’Echange Des Princesses, dir: Marc Dugain Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev La La Land, dir: Damien Chazelle Noces, dir: Stephan Streker The Square, dir: Ruben Ostlund

 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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